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  • Drop Ruby 1.8 support
  • Make meter centric
  • Add meters as a unit
  • Use state_name/state_code instead of state


  • HTTPS on Google, Bing, Yahoo and MapQuest
  • Added Geocoder
  • Can use Google Key on free geocoder
  • Fix bug in RIPE geocoder where no locations returned
  • provider_order option for MultiGeocoder
  • dms return methods (degree, minute, second)


  • Fix math error in ruby 1.8
  • Extract HTTP processing to allow different HTTP clients for caching, etc.


  • Fix MultiGeocoder with geocoders that only have one argument


  • Fix due to name clash with dependency definitions in geokit 1.8.1
  • Standaride GeoLoc provider string


  • Change way keys/dependencies defined


  • Added Bing Geocoder
  • Added Geocoder
  • Added MapQuest Geocoder
  • Remove Google (v2) Geocoder and rename Google3 (v3) to Google
  • Added tests for various gateways
  • Greatly standarize, simplify and improve code
  • Reorganise files
  • MaxMind bug fixes


  • Remove geoip require from MaxMind to avoid new dependency issues


  • Added Yahoo Boss, Yandex, RIPE and MaxMind Support
  • Integration tests for google/yahoo boss
  • Other minor fixes/improvements


  • Minor fixes/improvements

1.6.5 / 2012-01-23

  • first release by @imajes, thanks @andre for all the hard work!
  • normalized whitespace
  • added support for subpremise on google3 encoder
  • fixed yahoo's support by switching to placefinder
  • switched to multi json for agnostic json support
  • removed hoe and replaced with bundler's gem harness

1.6.0 / 2011-05-27

  • added Google geocoder3 support (thanks @projectdx)
  • added FCC encoder support (thanks @paulschreiber)
  • various minor fixes.

1.5.0 / 2009-09-21

  • fixed jruby compatibility (thanks manalang)
  • added country name to Google reverse geocoder (thanks joahking)
  • added DependentLocalityName as district, and SubAdministrativeAreaName as province (google geocoder only)
  • Google geocoder throws an error if you exceed geocoding rates (thanks drogus)

1.4.1 / 2009-06-15

  • Fixed Ruby 1.9.1 compat and load order (thanks Niels Ganser)

1.4.0 / 2009-05-27

  • Added country code/viewport biasing to GoogleGeocoder. Added Bounds#to_span method
  • Added suggested_bounds (Geokit::Bounds) property to GeoLoc. (Google geocoder only)
  • Added LatLng#reverse_geocode convenience method (thanks Tisho Georgiev for all three)

1.3.2 / 2009-05-27

  • Fixed blank address geocoding bug

1.3.1 / 2009-05-21

  • Support for External geocoders file (thanks dreamcat4)
  • Support multiple ip geocoders, including new setting for ip_provider_order (thanks dreamcat4)

1.3.0 / 2009-04-11

  • Added capability to define multiple API keys for different domains that may be pointing to the same application (thanks Glenn Powell)
  • Added numeric accuracy accessor for Yahoo and Google geocoders (thanks Andrew Fecheyr Lippens)
  • Implement #hash and #eql? on LatLng to allow for using it as a hash key (thanks Luke Melia and Ross Kaffenberger)

1.2.6 / 2009-03-19

  • misc minor fixes

1.2.5 / 2009-02-25

  • fixed GeoLoc.to_yaml
  • fixed minor google geocoding bug
  • now periodically publishing the Geokit gem to Rubyforge. Still maintaining development and managing contributions at Github

1.2.4 / 2009-02-25

  • Improved Google geocoder in the Gem: Support for multiple geocoding results from the Google geocoder. (thanks github/pic)

1.2.3 / 2009-02-01

  • Adding GeoPluginGeocoder for IP geocoding (thanks github/xjunior)
  • Ruby 1.9.1 compatibility and Unicode fixes (thanks github/Nielsomat)
  • various bug fixes

1.2.1 / 2009-01-05

  • minor bug fixes
  • reverse geocoding added (Google only): res=Geokit::Geocoders::GoogleGeocoder.reverse_geocode "37.791821,-122.394679"
  • nautical miles added (in addition to miles and KM)

1.2.0 / 2008-12-01

  • Improved support -- respects authentication, and can geocode city names or zipcodes alone
  • cross-meridian finds work correctly with bounds conditions
  • fixed a problem with columns with "distance" in their name
  • added Geonames geocoder
  • the gem and plugin are now hosted at Github.

1.1.1 / 2008-01-20

  • fixes for distance calculation (in-memory and database) when distances are either very small or 0.
  • NOTE: older versions of MySQL/Postgres may not work. See readme for more info.

1.1.0 / 2007-12-07

  • Geokit is now Rails 2.0 / Edge friendly.

1.0.0 / 2007-07-22

  • see
  • auto geocoding: an option to automatically geocode a model's address field on create
  • in-memory sort-by-distance for arrays of location objects
  • bounding box queries: Location.find :all, :bounds=>[sw,ne]
  • improved performance by automatically adding a bounding box condition to radial queries
  • new Bounds class for in-memory bounds-related operations
  • ability to calculate heading and midpoint between two points
  • ability to calculate endpoint given a point, heading, and distance
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